What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, dark blue or purple veins that are visible from the surface of the skin. This condition is relatively common and usually manifests in the legs, but can appear elsewhere in the body. Varicose veins do not typically cause medical complications, but in some cases can cause pain, swelling, blood clots, aching, or skin ulcers. Unless they are causing discomfort or cosmetic issues, varicose veins are not usually treated.